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by Anne Donofrio-Holter

El Monte Union High School District

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Arroyo, Rosemead High Schools Recognized by US News and World Report

by Anne Donofrio-Holter

U. S. News and World Report, in its issue focusing on America’s best high schools, has awarded silver proficiency medals to Arroyo and Rosemead High Schools.  Nearly 31,200 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college and other factors.  The research was based on key principles that a great high school must serve all its students well, not just those students bound for college, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show that the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.
In determining the rankings, American Institutes for Research evaluated the schools in three phases looking at overall student performance on state-mandated assessments, at how effectively schools educated their minority and economically disadvantaged students and student participation in and performance on AP (Advanced Placement) and IB ( International Baccalaureate) exams to evaluate how well schools prepared students for college-level course work.

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